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    anything involving GM New Looks, transit photography, custom painting model buses, collecting model transit buses

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  1. The fact that it's made by Novabus which is a Quebec product should be a big hint..
  2. Yes it does. That train is an Norfolk Southern train from Enola, PA to Montreal Tashereau yard, PQ. It starts as 31T then becomes CP931 when it gets on CP tracks through NY state and finally becomes CN529 when in crosses into Quebec from Rouses Point, NY up to Montreal, PQ. On its way back to Enola, PA the symbols are CN528, CP930 and 30T. Usually the power is all NS, but currently NS is using pay back power from CP thus all the CP power lately. Its the same 6 or 7 GE's being rotated on this train by NS so they don't have to use much of their own power. That will change once the pay back is co
  3. The STM blue and chevrons are done at a decal place in ville St Laurent close to the Ikea on the highway service road.
  4. The route 6 is a wheelchair accessible route so it will be almost 100% hybrids with the occational 2012 bus if you're lucky. I avoid driving this route at all costs! Basically I avoid any routes that could give me a good chance of driving a hybrid. The fuel savings are next to nothing if that. So having hybrids is purely for publicity to show to public the RTL is environment friendly when it really makes no difference if we still ordered diesel buses.
  5. New president and same crappy product... As for the bus it's got an STM fleet number but not the livery. Probably just the number added on to an all white ghost livery bus for the publicity photo.
  6. The 99 series were fantastic and some of the best buses we have. They will surely be missed. It's that POS hybrid that rear ended it that won't be missed.
  7. stm_5307N

    CN Locos

    I was planning on taking a week out west to railfan during the summer yes..
  8. Drove the oldest bus in the fleet yesterday 9-913
  9. stm_5307N

    CN Locos

    All the good CN power is out west! Jealous..
  10. Some minor paint damage, scratches and a few broken lights. Shouldn't be too long before it gets back on the road.
  11. Lot's of retirements as of yesterday with 9-812, 9-905, 9-915 and 9-919 all done! That leaves only 9-913 as the last 1998 built LFS and oldest active bus.
  12. Two RTL buses rear ended each other during AM rush Tuesday morning. The end result is 21403 with bad front end damage and 9-919 running its last shift ever, as the rear end frame is cracked and it has been retired out back as of this afternoon. http://www.lecourrierdusud.ca/faits-divers/2016/3/1/collision-entre-deux-autobus-du-rtl.html
  13. I rather avoid that "big brother" breathing down your neck. The system we have now is fine except that bus distribution machine at GALO is a nightmare. I hate it will a passion.
  14. Good! A huge waste of money! I hope it never sees the light of day.
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